The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.
Range & Status
Local in coastal regions of southern Britain.
Recorded in five 10km squares at Penhale Sands, Godrevy in west Cornwall, Whitsand Bay, St. Mawes and Melledgan in the Isles of Scilly.
Habitat & Ecology
Found on shingle beaches and sand dunes. This appears to be a coastal species in
Cornwall but can be found near freshwater in other parts of the UK.
Habitat disturbance due to public pressure.
Both Penhale Sands and Godrevy are SSSI.
I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.
The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.